• Gilbert Public Schools - You Choose How You Return 2020/2021 School Year Options

    Gilbert Public Schools' goal is to offer learning model choice to meet the needs of our students and families during this time. 

You Choose - In-person, Online

  • We continue to remain committed to our guiding principles and commitments as we follow the health benchmarks and guidelines provided by the Arizona Department of Health, and Arizona Department of Education to plan for reopening.

    As of September 8, the two K-12 learning models will be:

    • Full-Time In-Person Learning On Campus
    • GPS Global Academy Online

    If you do not wish to change your selected learning model you do not need to take action at this time. 

    Families that need to take action include:

      • If you are changing your choice of learning model 
      • If you selected Flex Elementary you are already enrolled in-person, if you would like full-time online rather than in-person on campus you will need to select GPS Global Academy

    If you are in one of the groups above please choose between the two learning models prior to 5:00 pm, August 24.



    Online Enrollment Transferring Student - Parent Process Instructions (pdf)


Explore Your Options for 2020/2021 School Year

  • On-Campus Learning
  • GPS Global Academy (Online)

Back to School General FAQ

  • What are the choices for returning to school as of 08/20/2020?

  • If we have not yet enrolled for the 2020/21 school year where do we go to enroll and register our choice?

  • Where can I view the Reopening Plan presented to the Governing Board on August 18, 2020?

  • What data is the district using for decision making?

  • Why does this revised reopening plan only include in-person or online as student learning model options?

  • What strategies are in place to minimize potential spread of COVID-19 on campuses?

  • Will students and employees be required to wear face coverings? 

  • How long will Hybrid be offered?

  • Do we all have to select either in-person or online?

  • What is being offered for special education students?

  • What happens if we return to the red in the benchmarks prior to Sept 8, Sept 21 or after Sept 21st?

  • Is GPS Global Academy different than before?

  • What secondary courses will be available online?

  • Will Preschool be offered?

  • Will transportation be provided?

  • Is it possible to enroll for the full-time online learning option at GPS Global Academy to begin the school year and then move to the full-time in-person option later in the year?

  • Have any changes been made inside the school to reduce the proximity of students?

  • How will the classrooms be cleaned?

  • What can parents do to support efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19?

  • What are the protocols for exposure and positive quarantine scenarios?

  • What will health screening for students look like?

  • What will health screening for employees look like?

  • Will students’ temperatures be monitored? If so, what is the expectation/guidelines for this process?

  • How will lunch be managed?

  • How will breakfast be managed?

  • What support and services will be available for special education students?

  • Will VIK before and after school care still be offered?

  • What will be offered for Dual-Language Spanish Immersion?

  • Will Traditional classrooms (Neely, Canyon Rim, & Spectrum) be offered in all three models?

  • What are the plans for athletics?

  • What are the plans for performing arts?

  • What is the plan to help kids catch up who may have fallen behind?

  • Will GPS Global Academy students have access to athletics and extra-curricular activities?

  • If online, can seniors still graduate from their school and walk?

  • What is available for Gifted students?

  • What will the Gifted, Talented and Creative program look like?

  • Will Elementary students have access to their ALP teacher?

  • How will testing work next school year?

  • How will EVIT work?

  • Will assemblies still be held?